Fundamental research 

The fundamental research of the EPB is recognized for its excellence. The EPB benefits from prestigious funds to finance its research.

At the European level, the EPB has obtained 5 projects from the European Research Council (ERC):

  • Marco Dorigo (IRIDIA) for his project E-SWARM (completed project)
  • Alessandro Parente (ATM) for his project VADEMECOM
  • François Leo (OPERA) for his project QuadraComb
  • Hennie Valkenier-Van Dijk (EMNS) for her project ORGANITRA
  • Mauro Birattari (IRIDIA) for his project DEMIURGE
  • Christophe Colette (BEAMS) for his project SILENT

Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme : 

  • Eduardo Castello (IRIDA) for his project BROS (completed project)
  • Michael Allwright (IRIDA) for his project SRoCS (completed project)
  • Francesco De Lucia (OPERA) for his project PocketLight

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)
Horizon Europe is the successor to Horizon 2020, in which BATir participated (project SMARTER) and SAAS (project PANTHEON)

At national level, the EPB participates in 3 Excellence of Sciences (EOS) projects:

  • INTERACT coordinated by the BATir department
  • MUSEWINET in which the Wireless Communication Group participates
  • NITROPLAS in which 4MAT and the Faculty of Sciences participate
  • CHEQS in which QuiC and the Faculty of Sciences participate

Applied research

At EPB, applied research addresses major societal challenges in the areas of health, food, energy, transport, environment and security. It is conducted in partnership with companies active in these areas. The collaboration with the company can be concretized according to different schemes:

  • The company can simply mentor a research project and advise the EPB during the project.
  • The EPB and the company may be partners in a publicly funded project, such as regional grants for the funding of applied research.
  • The company can ultimately directly finance the EPB's research.

The numerous contacts that the EPB has with the company ensure the relevance of its research for the company.

Updated on December 22, 2023